Dr. Olly Watts

Senior Climate Change Policy Officer

Olly leads on adaptation policy at the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), working to ensure that nature and our natural environment are able to meet the challenges of climate change.

He has helped shape the approaches and requirements for adaptation for nature, stemming from involvement in impacts assessment work and the early development of climate envelope modelling.  His policy influence has helped inform both national and European policy, as well as the RSPB’s own practical adaptation across its nature reserves, landscape and species work.  With 25 years’ experience at the RSPB, Olly also has a long term interest in peatlands, sustainability and greening and he has led carbon reduction at the RSPB.